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Junior Tee Ball - Spring 2020

 

Played on a smaller diamond and with an abbreviated game time, Arlington’s youngest baseball players learn the concepts and the love of the game in a structured but festive environment.
Grade: Pre-K

Teams will be formed in mid - late March.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?
Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. The season ends in mid- to late June. Teams have practice once per week, typically on a weeknight or Sunday afternoon; there may be two practices per week during the preseason if fields are available. All games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons; game schedules will be made available in late March or early April.  Games typically last no longer than 45 minutes. 

When will I hear from a coach?
Teams are formed in March to enable preseason practices. Registrations and coach availability permitting, we aim to place players on smaller teams (usually no more than 8-10 players).

What does a typical game look like?
The goal of Jr. Tee Ball is to help young players fall in love with baseball by simplifying the game. Players hit a soft, safety ball off of a batting tee and run one base at a time. Every player bats and plays the field in each inning, and all players are safe on the bases.

What does my player need?
The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well a tee, helmets, and bats at each game. Players at this level need their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game. Cleats and baseball pants are not required.

What else is required?
Your participation as a parent. Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents must be present at these games. Helping players learn how and where to throw the ball, and which direction to run is a full team effort. More importantly, it really is fun!

Base Cost: $95.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 03/16/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2014 and 08/31/2016

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

Tee Ball - Spring 2020

Players use a batting tee to put the ball in play and learn the basic principles of hitting, running, and fielding.
Grade: K

Team will be formed in mid - late March.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?
Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. The season ends in mid- to late June. Teams have practice once per week, typically on a weeknight or Sunday afternoon; there may be two practices per week (one on a weeknight, one on a weekend day) during the preseason if fields are available. All games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons; game schedules will be made available in late March or early April.  Games typically last approximately 1 hour. 

When will I hear from a coach?
Teams are formed in March to enable preseason practices. Registrations and coach availability permitting, we aim to place players on smaller teams (usually no more than 8-10 players).

What does a typical game look like?
Tee Ball teams are kept small in order to maximize hitting and fielding opportunities for each player. Players hit a soft, safety ball off of a batting tee and run one base at a time, while fielders learn to field the ball and throw the ball to first base. Every player bats and plays the field in each inning. At least for the beginning of the season, all players are safe on the bases. As the season progresses, coaches have some freedom to adapt the game to suit their individual players.

What does my player need?
The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well a tee, helmets, and bats at each game. Players at this level need their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game. Cleats and baseball pants are not required.

What else is required?
Your participation as a parent. Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents must be present at these games. Helping players learn how and where to throw the ball, and which direction to run is a full team effort. More importantly, it really is fun!

 

Base Cost: $95.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 03/16/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2013 and 08/31/2015

Residents of: 22201,22202,22203,22204,22205,22206,22207,22208,22209,22211,22213

Rookies - Spring 2020

A natural extension of the Tee Ball program with the tee removed and coaches pitching to batters.

Team will be formed in mid - late March.

Grade 1

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?

Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. The season ends in mid- to late June. Teams have practice once per week, typically on a weeknight or Sunday afternoon; there will be two practices per week (one on a weeknight, one on a weekend day) during the preseason if fields are available. All games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons; game schedules will be made available in late March or early April. Games typically last approximately 1.25 hours. 

When will I hear from a coach?

Teams are formed in March to enable preseason practices.

The website and the flyers say my 6-year-old kindergartner needs Tee Ball experience to play Rookies, but I know (s)he’s ready…

This rule is in place to ensure player safety, and also to ensure that the quality of play is not diluted by players who simply aren’t physically mature enough to participate at this level.  The spirit of this rule is to encourage players to progress through Tee Ball to Rookies to hone their skills and build teamwork with schoolmates and friends.   This being said, if you child did not play Teeball but he or she can catch a tossed ball and hit a tossed pitch, sign him/her up for Rookies.

What does a typical game look like?

Coaches pitch a soft, safety ball to players. After 6 good pitches without a ball put into play, the player hits from the tee.  Every player bats and plays the field in each inning.  Players begin to learn the concept of force outs, and the position of catcher. Coaches serve as umpires. Basic skills are enhanced as position play becomes more emphasized.

What does my player need?

The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well as a tee, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bats at each game.  Players at this level need their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game.  Cleats and baseball pants are not required, but are recommended at this level.

What else is required?

Your participation as a parent.  Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents must be present at these games.  Helping players learn how and where to throw the ball, and which direction to run and when to run there is a full team effort.  More importantly, it really is fun!

Base Cost: $105.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 03/16/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2012 and 08/31/2014

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

A - Spring 2020

 more competitive division of coach pitch for experienced Rookies players.  The games will include outs, strike outs, and scoring.

Team will be formed in mid - late March.

Grade: 2

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?

Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. The season ends in mid- to late June. Teams have practice once per week, typically on a weeknight or Sunday afternoon; there will be two practices per week (one on a weeknight, one on a weekend day) during the preseason if fields are available. All games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons; game schedules will be made available in late March or early April. Games typically last approximately 1.25 hours. 

When will I hear from a coach?

Teams are formed in March to enable preseason practices.

What’s the difference between the A level and Rookies? Who plays which level?

The A division is intended as an introduction to more competitive rules of play, as scores are kept, outs are recorded on the bases, and players strike out at the plate rather than having a tee brought out after missing a certain number of pitches. Otherwise, it is very similar to the Rookies level with coaches pitching.  A first grade player must have previously played Rookies in the spring to play at the A level.

What does a typical game look like?

Coaches pitch a soft, safety ball to players. Every player bats and plays the field in each inning.  Players begin to learn the concept of outs, strikeouts, and ends of innings. Coaches serve as umpires. Basic skills are enhanced as position play becomes more emphasized.

What does my player need?

The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well as a tee, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bats at each game.  Players at this level need their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game.  Cleats and baseball pants are not required, but should be worn at this level.

What else is required?

Your participation as a parent.  Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents must be present at these games.  Helping players learn how and where to throw the ball, and which direction to run and when to run there is a full team effort.  More importantly, it really is fun!

Base Cost: $105.00 Early Bird Discount: $15.00 through 12/10/2020

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 03/16/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2011 and 08/31/2013

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

AA - Spring 2020

The season begins with coaches pitching, but graduates after a few weeks to players throwing to each other.

Teams will be formed in early March.

Grade: 3

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is unique about AA?

AA has several unique components.  It is typically the first exposure for kids to pitch. It is also the first time that they don't bat around (7 kids bat per inning, max), and the focus is on making outs.  Additionally, the game moves pretty quickly as there are no walks since coaches step in to pitch after 6 pitches if the batter hasn't seen enough strikes.  These games also tend to go 6 innings, which is a bit longer than the games in A.  We don't keep records and the game score stays at the field.

How are the AA teams formed?

The AA teams are formed around neighborhood schools with volunteer parent coaches.  This is the highest level in ALL without STEP (tryouts and drafts).  The ideal team size is 10-11 players, with a maximum of 12 per team.  Games can be played with fewer than 9 players.

What is the skill level and who are the typical players?

AA players are composed primarily of 8 and 9 year old players, and typically we have a pretty even split.  Some of the kids have been playing since they could walk, and others are new to the sport.  We try to accommodate a wide range of skill levels in AA.  

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?

Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. During the regular season, teams have practice once per week, typically on a weeknight or Sunday afternoon; during the preseason, teams have two practices per week (one on a weeknight, one on a weekend day). Games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons, as well as having one game every other week on a weeknight; game schedules will be made available in late March or early April.  Games typically last 4 or 5 innings, and take approximately 1.5 hours. 

In early June we start a single-elimination postseason tournament.  All teams participate in this tournament, culminating with a championship game at Barcroft field under the lights.  Umpires are present for most of these games.  Teams that don't make the final game play a consolation game once they are eliminated from the tournament (each team gets 2+ postseason games).

When will I hear from a coach?

Teams are formed in early March to enable several weeks of preseason practices so that coaches can get to know their team members and start working on hitting and fielding fundamentals.

What does a typical game look like?

The first two games are coach-pitch (level-5 baseballs), and they are similar to A level games except a maximum of 7 kids bat each inning, and the side can be retired after 3 outs.  We call strikes if players don't swing at a good pitch.   We only put 9 (or 10) players on the field for defense, and we always play a catcher in full gear.

Starting in game 3 (this varies from year to year), the kids pitch.  The kids pitch from 40-43' from home plate, and they throw up to 6 pitches to each batter.  We count strikes, and 3 strikes for an out.  If the batter hasn't put the ball in play after 6 pitches, then a coach will take over the pitching.  

Each pitcher only pitches one inning to encourage the development of up to 6 pitchers on each team.  Players typically rotate positions in the field, although coaches may make sure the first baseman is able to catch since some of kids can really throw at this level.

We use umpires only for the playoffs.  The games are meant to be fun, and although we keep score during the game, it isn't recorded, and we don't keep win/loss records.  

What does my player need?

The league provides a team t-shirt and hat for each player.  The coach will provide batting helmets, catcher’s gear, and baseball bats.  Players need to provide their own glove, cleats, and baseball pants, and bring water to each game.

How can I help?

We are always in need of coaches.  The more coaches we have, the more teams we can field, and if we can keep the teams small, then the kids are getting more attention from each coach as well as having more opportunities to play and see action!

The kids at this level are still young, and the focus is to learn fundamentals while having fun and to build a love of baseball.  Coaching, or assistant coaching, is a great way to interact with your kids and their friends while providing a positive role model for them to emulate. 

What else is required?

Your participation.  Even if you don’t volunteer to be the head coach, parents should be present at games to cheer on the teams and help the coaches.  
 

Base Cost: $105.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 03/16/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2010 and 08/31/2012

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

AAA - Spring 2020

Players control all aspects of the game. This is a competitive and developmental program, which helps players establish and enhance skills. 

Team assignments will be received in March.

Grades: 4

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?

Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. Teams have practice twice per week, typically on a weeknight or Sunday afternoon and then on a weeknight.  This is a big commitment!  Games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons, as well as having one game per week on a weeknight. Game schedules will be made available in late March or early April.   Games are scheduled for 2-hour slots. 

In early June, the schedule shifts to a postseason tournament in which all teams participate.  The season ends in late June.

What does a typical game look like?

At this level, a game looks like much more like a real game of baseball. Players pitch to each other, steal bases, and learn to bunt. Only nine players play in the field at any time, though all players are in the batting order. No more than five runs can be scored by a team in any inning.

My son/daughter played AAA last year.  Can’t he/she return to the same team without attending this evaluation session?

It is quite possible that your player may return to his/her team from last season through the draft, but participation in the evaluation session and the draft is required to achieve the desired balance between competitive play and keeping players with friends, schoolmates, and prior teammates. Aside from just being a fun time, these sessions really help our coaches and league officials to understand how players have progressed (i.e., whether a player is at the right level in a second year of AAA) and to establish a baseline of the talent level for each team.  

What’s the deal with all-stars?

AAA has several different possibilities when it comes to making an All-Star team, including:

LOCAL – Arlington Little League has an annual AAA All-Star Game, featuring two or three talented players from each team as voted on by their teammates. There is no commitment to participating on this team or in this game, other than the game itself.
 

DISTRICT 4 – 9 & 10 year-olds from our AAA and Majors divisions are eligible for the District 4 all-star teams. These teams require an almost daily commitment to baseball practice and/or game from the end of the ALL season until early to mid-July. Talk to your coach, stay tuned to the website for details if you’re interested.


What does my player need?

The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well as a tee, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bats at each game. Players at this level need to provide their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game. Cleats and baseball pants should be worn at this level.

What else is required?

Your participation as a parent.  Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents should be present at these games to cheer on their players and help the coaches.

Base Cost: $105.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 02/23/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2009 and 08/31/2011

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

Majors - Spring 2020

The Majors division is the next step towards real baseball. The rules get more complex with dropped 3rd strikes and the infield fly rule. Coaches manage the lineup with substitutions, and only nine players are in the batting order at a given time. Teams are formed by a draft.

Grades: 5 to 7

NOTE:  Registration at Majors or 50/70 does not necessarily guarantee placement in that division. Players will be placed at a given level based upon an evaluation of which division may best suit each player’s current skills sets and provide the most opportunities for individual growth and development.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?

Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. During the regular season, teams have practice twice per week, typically on a weeknight and either Sunday afternoon or another weeknight.  This is a big commitment!  Games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons, as well as having one game per week on a weeknight; it is possible that some weeknight games may end after 9pm, although that should not be a weekly occurrence.  Game schedules will be made available in late March or early April.   Games are scheduled for 2-hour slots. 

In early June, the schedule shifts to a postseason tournament in which all teams participate.  The season ends in late June.

When will I hear from a coach?

All players registered for Majors will be scheduled to attend a fun and friendly skills evaluation session.  Players are scheduled with friends, past teammates, and players of similar age and skill level to maintain a low pressure environment.  Commitment for each family should be no more than 45 minutes.

At these sessions, coaches, league officials, and parents can confirm together that players are registered for the appropriate level of play.  Coaches and league officials prepare for a draft in late February or early March; the aim of the draft – results of which are kept confidential by coaches and league officials – is to strike a good balance between the desire to ensure that each team is competitive for most players to continue playing with one or two friends, schoolmates, and past teammates. Teams are formed soon thereafter and your coach will reach out to you.

What does a typical game look like?

At this level, a game looks like almost like a real game of baseball. Players pitch to each other, steal bases, and learn to bunt; batters can advance to first on dropped third strikes. Only nine players play in the field at any time, and only nine players are in the batting order at any given time. Games are often closely contested, and though our coaches know that winning isn’t the most important thing, we all recognize that every team should know they have a shot at winning.

Should I sign my child up for 50/70, Majors, or AAA?

You should register your player for the highest level that he or she wants to try. During the skills evaluation session, coaches, league officials, and parents can confirm that players are registered for the appropriate level of play. Players get placed into the appropriate level via the draft process.

My son/daughter played Majors last year.  Can’t he/she return to the same team without attending this evaluation session?

It is quite possible that your player may return to his/her team from last season through the draft, but participation in the evaluation session and the draft is required to achieve the desired balance between competitive play and keeping players with friends, schoolmates, and prior teammates. Aside from just being a fun time, these sessions really help our coaches and league officials to understand how players have progressed (i.e., whether a player is at the right level in a second year of Majors) and to establish a baseline of the talent level for each team.  

What’s the deal with all-stars?

Majors has several different possibilities when it comes to making an All-Star team, including:

LOCAL – Arlington Little League has an annual Majors All-Star Game, featuring two or three talented players from each team as voted on by their teammates. There is no commitment to participating on this team or in this game, other than the game itself.
 

DISTRICT 4 – 9 & 10 year-olds from our AAA and Majors divisions are eligible for the District 4 all-star teams. These teams require an almost daily commitment to baseball practice and/or game from the end of the ALL season until early to mid-July. Talk to your coach, stay tuned to the website for details if you’re interested.

What does my player need?

The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well as a tee, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bats at each game. Players at this level need to provide their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game. Cleats and baseball pants should be worn at this level.

What else is required?

Your participation as a parent.  Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents should be present at these games to cheer on their players and help the coaches.

Base Cost: $105.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 02/23/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2007 and 08/31/2010

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

50/70 - Spring 2020

The 50/70 division is basically real baseball (the smaller field size being the major distinction). The division will feature most of the rules that you see in Major League Baseball (leads, free stealing, balks, pick offs, etc). The pitching rubber is a bit farther from the plate (50’), and the bases are a bit further apart (70’) than standard Little League play. This challenging and exciting division will have a limited number of teams, and a competitive draft selection process.

Grades: 5 to 7

NOTE:  Registration at Majors or 50/70 does not necessarily guarantee placement in that division. Players will be placed at a given level based upon an evaluation of which division may best suit each player’s current skills sets and provide the most opportunities for individual growth and development.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is 50/70 baseball?

For AAA and Majors, bases are set up 60 feet apart, and the pitcher’s mound is 46 feet away from home plate.  In 50/70 baseball, the pitcher’s rubber is moved back to 50 feet from home plate, and the bases are now 70 feet apart.  Players may now take leads and steal bases.

The purpose of 50/70 baseball is to ease the transition from the 46/60 diamond to the larger (60/90) diamond on which players play when they graduate from ALL.

At this level, a game looks like a real game of baseball.  The division will feature the rules that you see in Major League Baseball (leads, free stealing, balks, pick offs, etc).  Only nine players play in the field at any time, and only nine players are in the batting order at a given time. Games are often closely contested, and though our coaches know that winning isn’t the most important thing, we all recognize that every team should know they have a shot at winning. Hitters should expect to face strong pitching, with many pitchers adding off-speed pitches to their arsenal.

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?

Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. During the regular season, teams have practice twice per week, typically on a weeknight and either Sunday afternoon or another weeknight.  Practice will likely be more frequent during preseason. This is a big commitment!  Games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons, as well as having one game per week on a weeknight; it is possible that some weeknight games may end after 9pm, although that should not be a weekly occurrence.  Game schedules will be made available in late March or early April.   Games are scheduled for 2-hour slots. 

In early June, the schedule shifts to a postseason tournament in which all teams participate.  The season ends in late June.

When will I hear from a coach?

Coaches and league officials prepare for a draft in late February or early March; the aim of the draft – results of which are kept confidential by coaches and league officials – is to strike a good balance between the desire to ensure that each team is competitive and the ability to continue playing with friends, schoolmates, and past teammates. Teams are formed soon thereafter and your coach will reach out to you.

Should I sign my child up for 50/70, Majors, or AAA?

You should register your son for the highest level that he or she wants to try. During the skills evaluation session, coaches, league officials, and parents can confirm that players are registered for the appropriate level of play. Players get placed into the appropriate level via the draft process.

Note: Registration in 50/70 does not guarantee placement in that division. Unfortunately we don’t have enough space in 50/70 to accommodate all players who want to play at that level, regardless of the age of the specific player in question.

What’s the deal with all-stars?

50/70 players are eligible for the DISTRICT 4 all-star teams.  These teams require an almost daily commitment to baseball practice and/or game from the end of the ALL season until early to mid-July. Talk to your coach, stay tuned to the website for details if you’re interested.
 

What does my player need?

The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well as a tee, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bats at each game. Players at this level need to provide their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game. Cleats and baseball pants should be worn at this level.

Note: Big barrel bats are not allowed (this is an Arlington Little League local rule). Only bats that are allowed in Majors are allowed.

What else is required?

Your participation is a parent.  Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents should be present at these games to cheer on their players and help the coaches.

Base Cost: $105.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/04/2020$15.00
Closes: 02/23/2020

Open to:
born between: 05/01/2007 and 08/31/2009

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

Challengers- Spring 2020

Children with mental and physical disabilities enjoy playing weekly games in a unique program, side-by-side with “buddies” from the 50/70 division.

ages: 4-22
 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?
 
Challenger teams begin their season on the Opening Day typically scheduled in mid-April. There is no preseason practice schedule. All games are played on Sundays at 2:00 at Barcroft #4. The season ends in late June. There are no practices during the season.
 
All Challengers registrants are invited to participate in an International Challenger Jamboree in Virginia Beach in May.
 
More information is available from the Little League website.
 
What does a typical game look like?
 
Players are paired with “buddies” from Majors teams, who run the bases and play the field with their Challenger partners. Players hit a soft, safety ball off of a tee or pitched to them by a coach.  All players bat and play the field each inning.
 
Games are scheduled for an hour-and-a-half, but usually last only about an hour.
 
My child is challenged, but highly functioning.  How do I know if Challengers is right for him/her?
 
You can try any level of play in Arlington Little League during the preseason (mid-March to mid-April). If it’s not the right fit, you can switch at any time.  Our many Challengers coaches and administrators have years of experience with this program, and can counsel you on what may be best for your child.

Base Cost: $25.00

Opened: 11/01/2019
Closes: 04/09/2020

Open to:
born between: 09/01/1998 and 08/31/2015

Residents of: 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213

Coach and Volunteer Registration Spring 2020

Opened: 11/01/2019

Umpire Registration 2019 and 2020

Our league is seeking umpires for the fall season. Anyone 12 or older is eligible. Teens and college students are given a small stipend for the games they work, while adults are volunteering their time. Training is provided.

Please note: to register, adults 18 or older need to enter their date of birth, and parents or guardians should complete the application for teen umpires.
 

Contact our Chief Umpire Steve Sundbeck for further details.

Opened: 01/01/2019

Open to:
born on or before: 04/01/2007